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Qiang Li, Clifford E Strang Jr, Jon F Zahornacky: Hardware assisted memory backup system and method. Maxtor Corporation, David M Sigmond, January 1, 2002: US06336174 (208 worldwide citation)

A hardware assisted memory module (HAMM) is coupled to a conventional computer system. During normal operation of the computer system, the HAMM behaves like a conventional memory module. The HAMM, however, detects and responds to at least one of the following trigger events: 1) power failure, 2) ope ...


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Patrick Moran, Tim Everett, Peter McEwen, Mike Moser, Stan Shepherd, Eduardo Gentile Veiga, Murat Erkocevic, Bill Baker: Self-writing of servo patterns in disk drives. Maxtor Corporation, May 18, 2004: US06738205 (167 worldwide citation)

A method and system for self-servo writing a disk drive by transferring a servo reference pattern by magnetic printing onto at least one storage surface of a reference disk, wherein a resulting printed reference pattern includes embedded servo information providing servo timing and transducer head p ...


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Peter T McLean, Allen B J Cuccio: Apparatus and method for providing data security in a computer system having removable memory. Maxtor Corporation, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, January 25, 1994: US05282247 (152 worldwide citation)

A computer system having a memory card for storing data that is capable of being removed and reinserted and also having the capability of safeguarding the data stored thereon. A passward is stored on the memory card. The memory card is set in a secure mode to prevent unauthorized access to the data ...


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Richard M Ehrlich, Jong Lin, David B Jeppson, Kenji Oki: Hard disk drive having self-written servo burst patterns. Maxtor Corporation, February 11, 2003: US06519107 (151 worldwide citation)

A method for servowriting a magnetic hard disk drive includes servowriting a first servo burst pattern by using a servowriter coupled to a head-disk assembly within a clean room environment, self-writing at least a second servo burst pattern radially offset relative to the first burst pattern by rea ...


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Lih Jyh Weng: Architecture for soft decision decoding of linear block error correcting codes. Maxtor Corporation, David M Sigmond, April 30, 2002: US06381726 (139 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for decoding a corrupted code word is described. Decoding is accomplished by using a decoder that has a common measure of reliability for each symbol of the corrupted code word and determining whether a useful result can be obtained from the first decoder. If a useful result c ...


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Francis C Hannon Jr: Apparatus and method for efficient organization of compressed data on a hard disk utilizing an estimated compression factor. Maxtor Corporation, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, August 17, 1993: US05237675 (136 worldwide citation)

An embedded controller disk-drive system including a microprocessor features writing and reading of compressed/decompressed data having an arbitrary length to a rigid disk drive in an efficient manner which is transparent to a host of the disk-drive system. A compression factor relating a size of a ...


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Anthony L Priborsky: Method and apparatus for using data compression as a means of increasing buffer bandwidth. Maxtor Corporation, Tejpal S Hansra, April 19, 2005: US06883079 (125 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for increasing the bandwidth of a memory controller system are provided. According to the invention, data received at an interface of a memory controller system is compressed in the memory controller by a compression engine for storage in associated memory. The address of the ...


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Bill Baker, Steven Lambert, Jong Lin, Michael Anthony Moser, Shu Yu Sun: Self-writing of servo patterns based on printed reference pattern in rotating disk drive. Maxtor Corporation, Michael Zarrabian, October 16, 2001: US06304407 (114 worldwide citation)

A coarse magnetic template pattern is transferred to a data storage surface of a disk by magnetic printing techniques. As printed, the template pattern essentially provides clocking and may provide radial position information. The disk is then assembled into a completed and enclosed disk drive. The ...


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Lih jyh Weng: Determining error locations using error correction codes. Maxtor Corporation, Fish & Richardson P C, April 16, 2002: US06374383 (103 worldwide citation)

A computation circuit for evaluating an error locator polynomial corresponding to a t-error correcting n-symbol code is described. In a first mode of operation, the computation circuit computes r syndromes in response to code word inputs. In a second mode of operation, the computation circuit is pro ...


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Bill Baker, Michael Mayo: Self-writing of servo patterns in a disk drive using a printed reference pattern. Maxtor Corporation, March 9, 2004: US06704156 (100 worldwide citation)

A method for self-servo writing a disk drive includes the steps of transferring a servo reference pattern by magnetic printing onto at least one storage surface of a disk; assembling the disk drive including installing the disk into the disk drive and enclosing the disk and the data transducers with ...